Area Hot Spots
At Averso Group we like to stay connected with the community and support local businesses and area attractions. If you live in town already, you may know of some of these locations. If you are from out of town, try out our list and experience the authentic feel of the area. Local food, coffee, entertainment and tourism are what we focus on. If you need help with finding lenders, attorneys, inspectors, or any other services for a real estate transaction, ask your agent for recommendations, or give the office a call.
Enjoy these businesses, and tell them "Averso Group Real Estate sent me!"
1004 Barret Avenue
Flora serves breakfast, brunch, coffee, pourovers, tea, plus their specialty house-baked vegan treats to please all pastry seekers! Located in a newly thriving area in the original Highlands neighborhood.
4115 Oechsli Avenue or
2210 Bardstown Road
Havana presents Cuban fare in lively space in St. Matthews. The Highlands location has a tapas bar too.
712 Brent Street
People absolutely jam into this place for great lunch fare plus breakfast and brunch. Central location too.
5339 Mitscher Avenue
VK is a legend around town, serving some authentic Vietnamese food at affordable prices, parking at the door, large open interior and the owner is a great local business owner who will talk about the food and anything else.
1147 Bardstown Road
The owner/chef Kathy has been on TV among other venues, to illustrate her culinary excellence. Don't miss a meal here if you want to go all out.
1538 Bardstown Road
Another Highlands area establishment run by chef Anthony, another TV star chef! A great place for drinks and dinner.
CRAFT BEER AND GASTROPUBS
921 Swan Street
Located in the popular Germantown area, Hammerheads draws in a crowd all week long for some of the most unique, flavorful barbeque specialties. Worth the wait!
1053 Goss Avenue
Chicken waffles, great burgers, and some of the best on tap beers to select. Always a nice atmosphere here and they recently added an upstairs to enjoy, along with the outdoor garden. One of Louisville's original gastropubs, staffed by knowledgeable hipsters at the bar.
1034 Bardstown Road
Constructed in a former church, complete with choir loft upstairs, soaring ceilings downstairs, a beer garden, and outstanding beers from a variety of brewers. The menu is very refined and focused. In back you will find Grale Haus, underneath their B&B. See our "Coffee" section for their info!
Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot
3204 Frankfort Avenue
This is the place to not miss if you love barbeque. Smokers run almost constantly in the parking lot in front, so be prepared. Best wings anywhere! It is a casual, lively place with less beer than others, but the focus in on the BBQ.
983 Goss Avenue
Come here for some beautiful beers on the leather-clad beer menu, exposed brick, duck fat popcorn, grilled brussel sprouts, and refined main course selections. The service is great, with outdoor tables in summer, and cozy warm tables in winter. Order a flight and just take a look around.
1001 Baxter Avenue
This is a well-run, clean, bright, modern coffee house that shares a building with their upstairs Bed & Brekkie, so it has its own kitchen too. The coffee menu is visible and posted on the wall at the counter (unlike some shops these days!) so one can always see what is being served today. The head barista rotates different beans from various roasters, so it is a great opportunity to try out beans you may not know of. Your capp or latte comes in a stylish black vessel, complete with a ginger cookie on the side. Comfortable seating options inside or outdoors, including the garden in back.
2122 South Preston
306 W Woodlawn
231 S 5th Street
Another local, independent coffee business with three locations including a downtown coffee stand-up bar on 5th street. Their beans are all roasted in house, and are also available at local grocers. Woodlawn offers a huge coffee bar space with the main roaster behind glass in the back. Preston is centrally located, near University of Louisville, and pretty much has the "coffee house" aesthetic down. Consistent experience here, with a menu on the wall in plain site at all locations. Yay!!!
Multiple locations around town
Heine Bros have been around since 1994 and were one of the first local roasters in town. The locations make for a great place to go with your agent and work on transactions and offers! The coffee menu is visible and they know how to present yummy pastries and snacks at the counter so you don't miss anything here. Douglass Loop location has a gas fireplace in the center of the room and is probably the most exciting space to meet.
1140 Bardstown Road
HC is a smart place with good coffee drinks and various food items, along with a wall of sideline items, and a pastry case. You won't go hungry while here! It is a comfortable place to unwind, people watch, use the internet, work on an offer with your agent . . . and have a nice Third Wave coffee drink. Parking at the door or nearly, and a wonderful business card stand for finding local services (including Averso Group!)
POPULAR TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
Hillerich and Bradsby Factory
800 West Main Street
This is the famous maker of the Louisville Slugger baseball bat used by all the famous players over the last century plus. You can't miss it, just look for the giant bat leaning against a brick warehouse. Really!
NuLu Market Street District
Market Street area
"NuLu" is a recent creation of renovated and new structures along Louisville's Market street. You can find upscale dining, shopping, cafes, brewpubs, and the "Things to Do Before I Die" wall of dreams written in chaulk.
Filson Historical Society
1310 South Third Street
Located in the majestic Old Louisville neighborhood, the Filson HS is the state's oldest historical society. Take a drive along 3rd and 4th streets to marvel at the brick Victorian homes and then stop in here to learn about the area's history over the past 130 years.
611 South 4th Street
Here is one of several cool, smaller scale venues in town to see musical performances, including some very famous pop musicians. Everywhere is a good view of the performers on stage, and the room is acoustically balanced and wonderfully lit.
|© 2016 by Averso Group LLC and John Stines|